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August 30, 2013
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IFC approves $3M to expand mental health beds in south

The legislative Interim Finance Committee approved more than $3 million to add both regular and forensic mental health hospital beds. The money will renovate the old Stein Hospital on the Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services campus, adding 42 forensic beds for mentally ill criminal defendants and 16 civil beds for regular patients to the 190 beds already operating in the Rawson-Neal hospital. That, in turn, will take a lost of the pressure off the state’s existing hospital for the mentally ill offenders, Lakes Crossing in Sparks, which gets about two-thirds of its patients from the Las Vegas area. But …

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